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    Re: Theory: "cheat sheet" for Western modes

    Does no one use tetrachords to remember modes these days? I found that thinking in tetrachord shapes greatly simplified the process.

    Tetrachord patterns
  2. Thread: Dammit!

    by Phil Goodson
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    Re: Dammit!

    Do what pheffernan said! It's called an opportunity.
  3. Sticky: Re: An invitation for members to use their real name

    Please change name from Philphool to Phil Goodson.

    Thanks.
  4. Re: Good mandolin choice for woman with small hands

    Northfield model M has the nicest little neck I've ever found. Talk to them about their other necks.
  5. Thread: Tremolo

    by Phil Goodson
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    Re: Tremolo

    Try reading this
    My advice is in post #46 :)
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    Re: The Best of times; the worst of times.

    Thank you Ward. I've enjoyed every visit with you. You've been great to work with and I consider you a friend.
  7. Re: Complete Bach 1st Cello Suite - ukulele in 5ths tuning

    Very nice!
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    Re: The Best of times; the worst of times.

    Thanks to all of you folks. I'm reading each comment and appreciate your thoughts. You are all very kind.
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    The Best of times; the worst of times.

    Hi all. Ive been a member of the forum since 2006. Before June of 2006 Id never touched a mandolin. The Caf quickly became a main part of my daily life.

    Scott Tichenor, Mike Edgerton,...
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    Re: Describe your MAS progression

    So this list starts at the bottom in 2006 and works up to the present when I have but one mandolin left. Manodlins in BOLD are the ones that I thought sounded great and played wonderfully! :)...
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    Re: Dreaming of a Great A5 under $6000

    My Duff A-5 was one of the best sounding mandolins I've ever owned or played. Unfortunately, I got scroll envy and sold it. But fortunately I got a Duff F-5 which sounded about the same. (But had...
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    Re: Changed back to nickel-silver frets

    I can tell one difference between Nickel-Silver, EVO, and Stainless Steel:

    Nickel-Silver frets last (ham-handed) me about 1-3 years between dressings or refrets,
    EVO frets last me over 8...
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    Re: Mandolin insurance?

    Heritage- $200/year minimum premium. Great to work with.
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    Re: Changed back to nickel-silver frets

    In spite of your beliefs, I have a hard time believing that the fret material made the difference. Certainly not the experience of many folks who have reported their experiences here. Perhaps the...
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    Re: We don't need no steenking flat picks!

    I remember some years ago, I sat on the front row and watched Wayne pull out a mandolin and pick a few fiddle tunes on it using finger picks. When he finished, he handed the mandolin down to me,...
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    Re: How much do you practice?

    One hour of specifically learning or practicing techniques that I am not good at. Followed by an hour of playing tunes or songs that I enjoy.:)
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    Re: "Playing the circle of fifths"

    Music theory describes what we do. It does not force us to do it.
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    Re: Newbie needs equipment advice

    Pilot, you don't need to post the same thread in 2 different sections.
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    Re: Speed neck recommendation

    1. I usually wait about an hour between coats. When it's a tiny bit tacky, but not much. I do NOT sand between these THIN coats. Wait overnight to sand or steel wool.

    2. I've never noticed any...
  20. Re: anyone change their plain steel high strings faster than wrap

    I used to change the unwound strings early because my fingers seemed to make them rust or at least get much less smooth within a few weeks. Didn't happen on the wounds as much. Lately my chemistry...
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    Re: James tailpiece question

    Dillon, You are a wise man.:).............. (but I do think it would have been fun.);)
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    Re: Speed neck recommendation

    I usually use Tru-oil as described by mikeyb2 above,
    but just for interest I'll describe a method that Mr Dudenbostel showed me several years ago that has done quite well for me, especially if...
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    Re: James tailpiece question

    Dillon: When you get the top back and reassembled please report in and describe the WHOLE process.
    I think it will be very entertaining.:)
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    Re: Coated like uncoated choices

    Cleartone Strings
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    Re: String angle over bridge

    I know that we have discussed node patterns and such of mandolin tops and these observations are important in knowing what building points are important.

    I also remember seeing oscilloscopic...
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